Run This Year and Race Goals Update

 

Back in January I announced that I had Big Goals for the New Year and I’m checking in today to update you on my progress for the past 6 months.

 

St. Patrick's Day Party and Run | amotherspace.net

 

My Goal Race

I hadn’t signed up for Chicago yet or known that it was going to be a lottery system for the first time this year but back in January I announced that my goal race was to run the Chicago Marathon on October 12th. I’m definitely on track with this one because I am in week 4 of my training cycle.

14 in 2014

I also planned to run 14 races in the year 2014. So far I’ve raced 5 road races and 4 virtual races. Initially I had wanted to only count road races for this goal but I’m not sure that I would make that goal at this point. Virtual races count officially so I’m keeping them in my total for now as well.

 

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It’s been a fun year of PR’s in the 5k,10k and the half marathon. I’ve also managed to place in my age group at a couple of races!

So far I’ve raced the Frosty 5k, 5 by the 5th February, 5 by the 5th March, St. Patrick’s Day Party & Run 4 miler, 5 by the 5th April, Easter Sun Run 10k, World Run Virtual Race, Prairie Fire Half Marathon and the Get Your Rear in Gear 5k.

 

Easter Sun Run 10k | amotherspace.net

 

Run This Year

Lastly, my most lofty goal was to run this year in kilometers. That’s 2,014 kilometers for the year or 1,251.44 miles for 2014. I have never ran this many miles in a year before but I knew that in training for a spring half and a fall full this goal would be within my sight. I just need to keep running in between my training plans to get the mileage in for the year.

 

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So far for the year I’ve logged 611.07 miles which means I am only 14.65 miles away from the halfway mark. Considering that my mileage is only increasing with the upcoming marathon training long runs, I think this goal is right on track.

 

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Did you set 2014 goals? How are they coming along?

 

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3 comments

  1. Sami says:

    Sounds like you are kicking some serious butt! I am counting my virtual races for the 14 in 2014 too. I will go broke if I run all the road races I want to so I thought the virtual races are a good way to meet my goal.
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  2. jill conyers says:

    You’re rocking your goals! Yes, virtual races count for 14 in 2014! It’s all about the run :)

    I need to do a mid-year review.

  3. Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club says:

    I set goals for 2014 and they are coming along slowly but surely. I was sidetracked with a knee injury early in the year and now that we are 6 months down and into month 7 I need to review my goals to continue to track progress. Very impressive races you have run in so far.

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